Tuesday, 15 May 2012


Lade - 0900hrs - cold, showery, nw4 - A shocker of a morning with the temperature hovering around the 7C mark and a biting wind whipping across the shingle. Such were the conditions the breeding Whitethroats had taken to singing from within their respective patches of scrub. A couple of Yellow Wagtails flew over and a Cuckoo called from the willows while over south pit a mix of 50 odd Swifts and hirundines hawked what insects there were. The solar panel Herring Gulls continue to add to their comfy looking nest.

                                            Herring Gulls, Lade

ps: the only other local news concerned a flyover Black Kite at the bird reserve (PB et al).

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